Guinta For Congress - Shea-Porter's National Energy Tax


(Manchester – October 9, 2012) Granite Staters are hurting with the average price for a gallon of gasoline in New Hampshire at $3.85 and rising. On top of the fact that former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has no energy plan to help reduce the pain at the gas pump, her record in Congress would only increase costs for Granite Staters.

In 2009, 44 Democrats voted “No” on Cap-and-Trade, also known as a National Energy Tax. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter however sided with the extreme liberal members of her party and voted “Yea” to help pass this job crushing legislation through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.

According to the Institute for Energy Research, a national energy tax would “would increase the cost of gasoline by anywhere from 60 percent to 144 percent and increase the cost of electricity by 77 to 129 percent" and according to another study, these Cap-and-Trade scheme “could cost 1.9 million jobs and slash the U.S. gross domestic product by up to $2.1 trillion.” 

Derek Dufresne, Spokesman for Guinta for Congress released the following statement:

“Frank Guinta has been fighting for a true “all of the above” energy plan to lower costs for all Americans. In contrast, former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s abysmal record on energy issues speaks for itself. She would rather side with the extreme wing of her party than the hard-working Granite Staters who are paying more and more each day to fill-up their tanks.

“Carol Shea-Porter’s support of a job-killing national energy tax, which would add to already skyrocketing gas prices, shows that she has little concern for seniors and middle-class Americans who are struggling to heat their homes and drive to work.”